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Report: PS4 Will Top Xbox One In 2013, Consoles To Rise

Price is everything.

Well, not everything, but when it comes to a holiday race, it has a huge impact. And according to a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Sony's PlayStation 4 ($399) has the edge over Microsoft's Xbox One ($499) when they launch this fall.

The report didn't go into details, but it did say the PS4 would outsell the Xbox One during the course of the holiday season, due in large part to the more attractive price tag. As for the number of consoles shipped worldwide in 2013, the IDC estimates it will be "marginally higher" than 2012's 33 million, which would end a four-year slide in this category. Hardware sales really suck now, so they obviously think the new consoles will bring the numbers up a lot.

The report further stated that pre-paid full-game, micro-game and add-on revenue generated through the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and eShop will top that of worldwide PC-based digital sales for the first time ever. Then there's the online explosion, and IDC gaming research manager Lewis Ward said the online console market is expected to exceed 165 million people worldwide by 2017. Obviously, that would mean the opportunities to sell content digitally will continue to expand.

Lastly, Lewis cited China's recent decision to lift its 13-year console ban, which should lead to a lot of extra profit for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Oh, and all those other new platforms, like Ouya, Valve's new Steam Machines, smart TVs, etc.? The IDC said they're "unlikely" to have any sort of significant impact on the traditional console business for at least a few more years. Which I could've told you.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, xbox one, next gen, next gen consoles

10/3/2013 11:25:34 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:59:39 AM
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I'm for sure getting a PS4 and I have several friends that are making the switch from the 360. I think they got tired of my boasting about all the TRUE exclusives I've been enjoying on the PS3. That and the kinect is a joke.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 12:07:53 PM
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It should be fun to cover the general confusion that follows when a Playstation console is suddenly the norm again.

People are going to be wandering around the internets not knowing who or what to hate on.

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Kryten1029a
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 1:07:31 PM

They'll find something to hate. It is the internet, after all.

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 1:18:03 PM
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Yah, the price thing will always hurt MS until they de-couple the Kinect. It would seem MS is making subtle moves to do so. They just revealed devs will gain the option to use the reserved Kinect system resources as they desire in the comings months. This is stacked on top of their reversal of requiring the Kinect to be plugged in at all times. To me this points to a possible plan B approach to the Xbox One. A plan that doesn't force everyone to buy a Kinect with every box.

EDIT: And that would pretty much mean everything about MS's plan A would be abandoned =p

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Knightzane
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 7:57:12 PM

They came out and revealed the Xbox One and had to use fake tv sitcom applause to make up for the lack of peoples hype. Everything they're doing now is opposite of the original vision. If they're not sellouts i don't know who is lol

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White_Mocha
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 4:05:48 AM

and yet the Xbox Loyalists think Microsoft is doing this because they "love the consumers"...yeah, right

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 2:43:12 PM
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I would be really surprised if the PS4 did not top Xbone after this period up to the launch. And I don't think that's only due to price.

As for me I look forward to both get me a PS4 and build me a Steam machine for the living room.

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 4:47:24 PM

broke down and got Runner 2 i see ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 7:10:11 PM

I would like to build a Steam machine too, but not a gaming PC, just a cool device for a Steampunk setting.

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 7:34:13 PM

you just wish you could live in Midgar don't you World?

wait... I guess those would be Mako Machines. ...mmmh Mako Machines =p

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 8:14:16 PM

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gabe-Newell-Half-Life-3-284287856

the world PC gamers are from

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Beamboom
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 12:06:34 AM

Hehe yeah Temjin, I figured that four euro were not too bad so I caved in. A sweet little platformer!

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Simcoe
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 3:34:05 PM
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Who sells more consoles this holiday season is an estimate of who can produce more consoles - not price or any other metric. I think both Sony and MS will sell everything they can manufacture and get to market by Christmas.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 7:00:58 PM
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china cud play a bigger role in years too come i think sony and nintendo will have an easier time as they are closer geographically and cos they are also asian so i think it cud be gud for sony and nintendo but i'm not so sure about microsoft that we'll have to see

but like you guys and say they will have to make as many ps4 as they can. cos like all the noise around says they'll sell everything they can make. so sony make as many as you can with our making them break.

happy gaming =)

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___________
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 8:13:33 AM
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price is not everything, if anything its nothing!
value for money is everything, and thats where the problems lie.
but money wont be the deciding factor of sales success, supply will be.

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Caanimal
Sunday, October 06, 2013 @ 12:28:10 PM

Hmmm yep, that sure holds true, just look at PS3 sales and Wii sales, PERFECT example of value over price, because you know the closest competition the PS3 had for Blu-ray players was around $1200 when it launched... Oh, and the Wii had SO much going for it at launch...

Supply always plays a big part in how something sells, can't sell what you don't have after all, but you won't be selling a whole lot if people see it as "over priced". So yes, price is darn near everything...

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Beatlejuice66
Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 9:46:18 AM
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I would be switching from 2 generations of the xbox to playstation had playstation kept online multiplayer free. Since both are charging for online play, I already switched to the last free system, the PC.

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